The Novel’s Extra

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Waking up, Kim Hajin finds himself in a familiar world but an unfamiliar body.

A world he created himself and a story he wrote, yet never finished.

He had become his novel’s extra, a filler character with no importance to the story.

The only clue to escaping is to stay close to the main storyline.

However, he soon finds out the world isn’t exactly identical to his creation.

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TNE
소설 속 엑스트라
Related Series
A Monster Who Levels Up (Same Franchise)
Recommendations
Omniscient Reader’s Viewpoint (13)
My Death Flags Show No Sign of Ending (7)
Sovereign of Judgment (2)
Side Character Transmigrations: The Final Boss is No Joke (2)
Cultivation Chat Group (2)
The King of the Battlefield (1)

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09/17/18 Wuxiaworld c108
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lastletter0516
New lastletter0516 rated it
September 17, 2018
Status: c107
I wake up with excite every morning (GMT+08) because of this novel.

Good character interactions, good dialogue (not forced and sounds natural), not cringy.

Also, Evandel is the best.
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1life4death
New 1life4death rated it
September 16, 2018
Status: c82
It's a good read and very interesting novel but it does has its flaws. Such as using his perception as an excuse...a lot. Or his relationship with one of the female leads. Yes, I get that it builds depth for the characters but some of the situations can be avoided if he chose better options, personally he's practically a tsundere towards this particular female lead.

Even though he keeps mentioning he just want to be a side character or background character at the beginning so the main storyline of the novel... more>> can progress. His actions seems to be the exact opposite of what his original plan was. Because he took over the hero role as he carries the "original" heroes through all the major events. Due to this his OP skills are shown off even though he seems to not be aware of it himself. I'm not saying these things are bad because it does make for an interesting plot but I would think he will be more aware and level headed when it comes to the fact that his action has consequences being one of the creators of the novel he's stuck in. <<less
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FudgeNouget
FudgeNouget rated it
July 23, 2018
Status: c103
Translator here.

Many people have already written great reviews about this novel, but I thought I'd chime in.
First, this is undoubtedly my favorite novel, and I was immediately hooked when I first read it. It gave me an urge to translate it; the only other time I got this feeling is when I read This Tutorial is Too Hard.

While this novel has typical Korean novel elements like the status system, it distinguishes itself from many with its characters. Girls don't instantly fall in love with the MC because they were... more>> saved, nor do they act like unrealistic holy maidens. They aren't flawless. In fact, each character has clear flaws that are often non-existent in other novels, which clearly depict girls as trophies to be won and male characters to either be friend or foe. The main cast of this novel feels real, like they're real people with real worries and real personality. Characters self-reflect on their mistakes and change. The MC also has apprehensions and worries. How character relationships progress is quite a wonder to read.

Of course, the novel isn't without flaws. Although the MC has a somewhat OP ability, he is also limited in other areas. He does have somewhat of a plot armor (which to be fair, all MCs do to certain extent). However, the MC's plot armor isn't so glaringly deus-ex-machina, and it is sometimes done so in a humorous way (that makes sense).

The novel also doesn't explain too in-depth about how something works. For example, (a bit of a spoiler, but it happens in the first couple chapters anyways), we are told that bows are better than guns, but not given an in-depth explanation of why. These things are often slowly revealed over time, so readers will have to just take it as a matter of fact until a satisfactory explanation comes around.

But despite its flaws, this novel is masterfully executed in its intention - character development. And as the novel goes on, you will see the plot "thicken" as well.

Overall, it is a refreshing take on a transmigration genre, one that is quite unique in its execution and story telling. You will not regret reading it! <<less
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LeaningMaple
LeaningMaple rated it
July 17, 2018
Status: --
It's another "sent inside a novel I'm familiar with" plot, but it's way more enjoyable than a typical one for SO many reasons:

  • The protagonist (of The Novel's Extra, not of the novel within it) isn't forced to be a villain who's constantly mistreated just because he looks evil, nor is the hero of the novel characterized as a self-righteous prick. The protagonist a normal guy who has a lot of agency because he's not the center of attention, and the hero is actually a likable and good-natured guy (as you'd expect from a novel's hero!).
  • The girls don't develop a fascination with the protagonist the moment they meet him, or fall in love with him just a few encounters later. They keep him at a distance, and he keeps them at a distance. Generally speaking, that distance slowly closes, but sometimes it even widens a little.
  • The protagonist is cool and confident without being a smartass or cocky. Plenty of times he'll just end a seemingly important conversation casually, because he doesn't want to get too close to others. In other words, he's not a playboy or an attention whore. He also makes mistakes, but not foolish "hotheaded behavior" that's obviously a plot device.
  • Unlike many other "knowledge of the future" novels, the protagonist doesn't blurt out knowledge of the future and then make up some flimsy lie that everyone seemingly accepts tentatively because they appreciate his advice. Even up to the latest chapter I've read, he doesn't have any real influence or authority, he's just a normal student.
  • You can tell that the protagonist is a writer and he loves the characters he wrote, flaws and all. The author of The Novel's Extra accurately captures how I feel the protagonist would behave in this surreal situation of entering his own novel.
To be honest, I expect The Novel's Extra to not be able to... more>> keep up this level of quality forever, especially as the setting is fleshed out more--and considering that the "novel within the novel" took place over 10+ years, but at the current pacing The Novel's Extra's would need 2000+ chapters to match that. But that's normal with Korean "modern day world with RPG dungeons that suddenly appeared"-type novels. I'll probably still enjoy it a lot, because I love this genre, and I especially love The Novel's Extra and its excitingly meaningful approach to character development. <<less
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Recca201
Recca201 rated it
June 7, 2018
Status: c3
So far so good. I really want to know what happens next. The translation is good, and like most Korean novels it is very much t to my taste. There seems to be depth and the plot is very interesting.

SO FAR.

I hope this novel is better than his other novel, A Monster Who Levels Up, bcoz althiugh thay novel is good, the ending is quite ??? O_O?? In any case, the premise is interesting enough, hopefully this turns out okay.

Translator, fighting!!!
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Leon07
Leon07 rated it
July 17, 2018
Status: c97
(Updated at c97)

I read the synopsis, didn't think it'd be very interesting. I found out who the author is, and quickly ran away (I don't want another story with an ending like 'A Monster Who Levels up'). So I read some JP novels (and dropped all of them pretty quick). With nothing left, I started reading this...... Well what can I say, never judge a book by it's cover (although this one's cover ain't that bad).

First of all, if you've gotten bored of JP isekai... more>> novels, then don't worry because you'll like this. The novel is about the author who ends up in the story he created as a character even he doesn't remember, but with some minor changes in the storyline (such as enemies becoming more stronger, too much for the original characters to handle themselves). It is now up to the MC to ensure that none of the important characters of his novel die.

So why did I give this a 5 star? Because I truly enjoyed reading it (That's a real big complement coming from me. Even I can't remember the number of novels I've dropped because I didn't enjoy it). The story has a good mix of elements, comedy to help readers relax, decent fights (fight scenes are short though. Rarely goes over a chapter till now), and the MC, who has real high luck (literally).

One of the main features that made me really like this novel is that normally in JP isekai novels, MC's would start missing the Japanese foods and culture. But in this novel, the MC instead misses his real family (That's the difference between JP and Korean novels. I've never read a JP isekai novel where the MC misses their family, but instead misses the food and lifestyle there). I'll admit, that scored a really good score from me (I'm sick of JP culture). There's no chapter wasting time on real world food and all, so it won't annoy you.

There are a large number of low quality works out there nowadays, but I personally feel that this novel is not one of them. I'd expect nothing less from Wuxiaworld, translating high quality works.

Oops I've derailed a lot from the review :P. So, now about the MC. I like his character. He is not dumb and actually uses his brain. He can get SP points by becoming more involved in the main storyline and becoming more popular, and can use those points to upgrade himself and his weapons, so he uses his knowledge of the future to his full advantage. He is not that strong, but is cunning and acts quite badass (especially infront of the ladies). Knows when to fight and when to avoid fights, and when to not stand out.

Character Interactions are all good, characters have their own personalities, it's not like those usual cliche characters. It's now 97 chapters, and I'm not at all disappointed. More feelings are being bred in the female characters, and Hajin's own popularity has increased alot, and leads to some hilarious moments.

Spoiler

I call it, HajinxRachel

And Evandel is just so heart warming

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So in short, if you want to read something different from typical isekai novels, then this would be a really good choice. It's not boring, and is quite fun to read. (Sorry for all my long ranting) <<less
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raptorcsy
raptorcsy rated it
July 26, 2018
Status: c52
At first I thought it would suck, because he had a question mark face, ITS NOT PERMANENT! Only for a few chapters, then he gets a face and stuff.

I thought it was boku no hero academia rip off, BUT NO!!

THIS NOVEL IS SOOO GOOD!!!!!

... more>> He is not too OP, has a lot of restrictions, but uses his mind to over come them, and its not forever he will be weak! HE CAN GET STRONGER BY TRAINING, but the good thing, its gradual!!

Characters are so alive! You can feel their personalities hahaha

overall SUPER GOOD NOVEL!!!! <<less
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jojmist
jojmist rated it
June 23, 2018
Status: c29
Though there are currently only 17 'free' chapters out at this time, I have sponsored this novel and I am currently at chapter 29 at the time of this review.

FYI, I have never sponsored a novel before, though have read countless novels good and bad over the years. I hope that me dishing out 70 dollars to sponsor and get the max amount of translated chapters shows how great this novel is and the potential it has.

As per the novel itself, the setting is a unique spin on the 'transported... more>> to another world' theme, as the novel's MC is the creator of the world he is transported to in his own book/series but is only an extra and not a main character. This gives him an advantage in information and future events, though at this point in time, he is actually weaker than the rest of the characters in the story (but due to his special abilities, can upgrade/create items but at a cost to balance it out). He does have the potential to be OP in the future and he probably will be, but so far he is putting in the maximal amount of effort in the hopes of fighting off future disaster. If he becomes OP, then it is well deserved.

I can also best describe the MC as mature, intelligent, and more of a 'no-nonsense' character that doesn't let himself get pushed around. He doesn't beat anyone up; if he feels that another character is being a jackass, he will just literally call them out and call them a jackass, or act intelligent and just ignore the childish banter. I like these interactions in the story; it feels as though the MC is a real person, and the interactions are what you would expect from real people in modern society.

What really impresses me though is the scope of the other characters. They play their 'defined' roles well and have additional defining points for each with much more room for depth, backstory, and growth that is foreshadowed in the novel. They are enjoyable and I look forward to their future interactions with the MC.

As per romance, there is currently none with very obvious hints with one of the main characters maybe fancying the MC, but the MC himself has absolutely no interest in anyone at this point in time or aware of any hinted feelings. There is a ton of potential here for later as well.

Lastly, the one issue I find with this novel and that I also found with the author's previous work, 'A Monster Who Levels Up', is that the author tends to be unpredictable and add in jumble bits of plot devices that are there for the sake of the author trying to make the setting more interesting that are also used to quicken the pace of the plot. Luckily, this novel is a bit more slower paced compared to the previous work (that ended before 200 chapters) and much more put together/logical, so hopefully this novel will bloom into its well deserved current rating on this site.

All in all, read this novel! It has humongous potential of being a top novel. <<less
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ZhaWarudo
ZhaWarudo rated it
August 18, 2018
Status: c76
What's with the series of 5 star reviews. Let's be real, it's pretty generic. You've got a bunch of arrogant snobish Korean high school kids as usual, MC Gary Stu and a series of action events MC knows about what's gonna happen. Srsly the action doesn't let up, as soon as there is an event like a school trip, there's gonna be a demon attack or something... The author tries to justify that the MC is just a co-author and the story is slightly changed with unexpected things happening, but... more>> still he faces no real challenge, gets points for any action out of the ordinary and has cheats ofc.

MC starts as a random fodder so whenever he does something, the main characters from his story are like wow, that guy did that? Then when he isn't on the scene, there is always a girl who says hey what do you think about that guy? What guy? The one.... This has happened like 10 times already and the characters are suspicious of him how he knows stuff, is always there and how is he so powerful with a variety of abilties but then they just write of their suspicions as who cares everyone has secrets or they try to explain it with some asinine reasons.

Only my boredom has gotten me to 76th chapter of this average at best web novel. <<less
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charioles
charioles rated it
August 14, 2018
Status: c73
The biggest charm of this novel is the character relationships.

Unlike other systematic rpg novels, this one has a good balance between developing character relationship and developing the MC's power.

Be aware that the first dozen or so chapters are not really amazing and seem bland, but past that, it only gets better and better.

There's no horny teenager type of MC, no harem-seeking plot, no easy-to-get girls (the characters act very rationally), and no arrogant MC. Our MC still acts like a real mature adult even though he's being put in a... more>> teenager's body as the setting, which is really nice and relate-able to mature readers.

Don't be discouraged when the MC acted passively to the mocking he received due to how weak he was at the beginning, it would all be paid off really unexpectedly in the archery competition arc. I as experienced reader truly didn't expect that kind of plot twist at all.

Such a nice read. This is more than simply having the MC grow stronger, the relationship between the characters are the main attraction.
My only wish is the author will not make stupid ending like in his other novel, A Monster Who Level Up. <<less
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Chourou
Chourou rated it
June 14, 2018
Status: --
Same writer who wrote "A monster who levels up" (with a sh*tty ending) so I am already a bit scared of this novel. Or in other words, I am reading with a skeptical mindset after finnishing the other novel "A monster etc".

After reading 8 chapters. these are my thoughts:

From God to Kim Hajin: "Seek and grab as much as attention as possible, stand out, and you will get more story points and get stronger"

*Shrugs* If A Monster who levels up, were forced unintional attention seeking, then this is intentional... more>> attention seeking. But then again in all novels, be it japanese, chinese or korean, main characters, lead characters, they all get attention. What makes me point this out is because, it somehow seems and feels "attention" is the main ingredient, the main focus. I am a bit... reluctant to that... Perhaps I shouldn't say main ingredient but an important one (in this novel) and that should never be in my opinion. It should come and feel as natural. Whatever... Might aswell just stand up in his class and yell "NOTICE ME SENPAI! I NEED STORY POINTS!".

Because in the novel if he train in secrets or in private secluded area (which he does), he get miniscule points...

So far I am little bit entertained but its still early in the novel. It is an intressting idea the novel is build upon. The novel puts a lot on status window and the skills. Spent like 1 or 2 chapter to explain it and then 2 chapter to tweak it. Gonna wait and see how it pans out up to chapter 35 or something.

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I have now read up to chapter 35. This is an entertaining novel, everyone should give it a read. However I feel it is also a bit messy. A messy novel. The novel has an intressting idea, its about a writer who has put his novel on hiatus, and so "god" or some otherwordly being with power beyond our human standards throws him into his own novel. Right? You get me so far? While this part is intressting, it soon get messy for me. We know he is main character inside a novel, in his own novel (novelception). But this main character (Kim Hajin), trys not to be the main character, he is trying to be the extra character that pushes forward the other side-characters so they become important figures. (??) And yet, he needs to stand out, or draws their attention to accumulate Story Points. He is trying to get acknowledge and get into the main characters circle of party, that he wrote (Kim Hajin), to advance his novel forward, but at the same time acts cold and tsundere towards them (??) This is how I understood it so far up to chapter 35. I prefer the other old styles of writing where the writer/author decides 1 path with chances for changes, not several "thoughts/paths" lump together making this whole thing a mess for me. But I am entertained. - The action part is entertaining but short, in some chapters - nonexisant. The novel itself is moving forwards in a "ok" speed. I am willing to give this 4 star when things clears up in later chapters. <<less
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TerraEarth
TerraEarth rated it
July 3, 2018
Status: c28
An incredibly refreshing take on a tired genre. I can't praise this novel enough - at least up until the latest chapter as of this review.

This novel is special in that you can really feel the impact of the protagonist's choices in how they cause the novel to unravel. Every decision that he makes not only affects the plot of the story but also how his character's stats will develop. It's essentially a well-executed, novel spin on the questing system (a similar example is seen in Advent of the Archmage,... more>> however AotA doesn't perform in this regard nearly as well as TNE does, in fact it doesn't even come close). Overall the gaming system is quite interesting and has a lot of potential.
A relevant (and hilarious) example of this is how the main character attempts to raise a non-upgradeable stat beyond human limits with his acquired 'bonus points' from the gaming system, only to have the moderator of the system stop him from doing so as his luck stat was becoming far too high - and too much plot armor is probably not a good thing! It shows that the author is self-aware but unlike others of his craft, he goes out of his way to smooth out those rough edges you would so often find left unattended in lesser works.

On the other hand, it also tends to rely on the 'class' system that you see perpetuated in so many novels and despite the praise I'm laying down for it, along with this tired trope and several others like it, it does have its fair share of issues that could potentially cause issues down the road. However, I will give it the benefit of the doubt and wait to see how the author plays it all out.

TNE goes against many of the tropes that you'll often see in CN/JN/KN novels. The MC has to make good decisions, he's not overpowered, he does not have "plot armor" but the decisions he makes can help him power through the rough spots and side characters are given just enough development and set-up such that the readers will invest their emotional capital into them. I'm hoping that these good times continue as I would hate to be disappointed. I'm slightly concerned about the power creep accelerating out of control. The Main character, despite not being OP at the start, does seem to be developing rather rapidly - which is a double edged blade as too fast of a development turns him into a Gary Stu whereas too slow of a creep makes the read less satisfying and more boring.

To conclude, allow me to share an excerpt to show how far the author is willing to go in regards to pushing his MC to the limit:

Spoiler

[Flaw. There is no semblance of danger for the main character and others. If the story continues this way, the readers would become bored thinking, "The main character will win anyways."]

"... This crazy motherfu... "

No danger? Of course, there was no danger. Readers didn't like extreme danger! This thoughtless amateur...

However, there was another line below.

[Makeshift solution. Even if things become a mess, increase the power of antagonists.]

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grandplex
grandplex rated it
August 18, 2018
Status: c45
Not many stories get a rating 4.5+ on NU that aren't Josei, I guess male readers are generally a good bit harsher with their ratings. This story deserves the rating because it is just that well written. It takes the Korean cliche of going into a world the MC know's about, then screws with him on a regular basis with the plot device of there being changes to the original story.

There is a good bit of humor, plenty of action, well-developed character's, both the MC and tons of side ones.... more>> It does not use the horrible side character alternate viewpoints that generally just end up padding the author's chapter count rather than really developing the story. All around, it has no major weaknesses. Most importantly, it is a story that makes me want to keep reading chapter after chapter, and those are rare. <<less
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Seraphim222
Seraphim222 rated it
July 4, 2018
Status: c26
This novel about a novel is truly novel. The first time in a while I am actively anticipating the release of each chapter. It's fun creative and tackles the well-loved light novel tropes in new and creative ways that draw the reader in.
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Silanthris
Silanthris rated it
September 5, 2018
Status: c95
This novel is extremely good. I read all available chapters in an afternoon. The MC is likable, as most of the other characters. It's funny, refreshing and the Mc's "power" is pretty dope, yet not really overpowered.

The translation is superb with barely any mistakes, the ones that exist can be attributed to a simple mistake, as in one letter missing or the wrong form of a verb, which is amazing compared to the time I had understanding the great mighty dao of mtl stuff.

Good characters, I really like the MC... more>> he is fun and a real character, though as in any novel sometimes it looks like his brain cells go on vacation leaving him alone.

Side characters are pretty good, they aren't plain and boring, quite a lot of fun was had reading their conversations and reactions to events.

The story is interesting, though by the chapter i'v read I still don't know the overlying plot, though what was happened by chapter 95 doesn't have any plot holes (at least that I've noticed) and was fun to read, and not repetitive like some cn web novels, there isn't any face slapping young masters which in NU is rarer than it probably should be.

All in all, I gave it a 4/5 yet it's not because I found any fault in it that took one star away, it's just that it's hard to give something 5/5, but if anything deserves it this novel might be it. <<less
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raysha18
raysha18 rated it
July 14, 2018
Status: c38
I had no expectations while reading this novel. Not because it's bad, that's not it at all. But because the ending of 'A Monster who levels up' was not to my liking. To put it more bluntly, disappointing.

But here I am once more, caught up in the story and enjoying myself as I wait for the next update.

Overall, I like the story. You get hook at the scenes and enjoy the characters the author created. I decided to write a review for my fellow readers who likes the authors other... more>> work but hesitating to read this one due to the ending.

Let's all suffer together while reading such a wonderful novel without knowing if we are going to have a good ending. <<less
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Mio26
Mio26 rated it
September 11, 2018
Status: c62
This novel's high rating and describtion are very misleading. It looks like hidden gem on this site but it's nothing special to be honest. Setup is promising and made me very excited. But we got at the end typical korean light novel with MC being total OP, pretty good humor (but again not on level of LMS), more "developed" characters (especially female) than in typical CN novels and a lot of references from popculture (Tiger and Bunny or Boku no Hero Academia, Detective Conan, HxH, The Hunger Games and etc.).... more>> It's typical novel for teenagers with such absurd like

Spoiler

People who spend all their childhood in Agent Military Academy and still don't know how to survive without cafeteria. No one learn them how to survive in the forest without food ?How it could be possible at this point.

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Author's being extra in his own novel is such great idea which can generate so many different and interesting ways of survive in his world. But our MC just gets every cheating skills and takes over position of hero of the story. Although knowing a future (even if it can change) it's such a big advantage on its own. Why not make MC not so "cool" at least at the beginning. It would be so much more interesting. Of course author (like always in Kr novels) pretend that life of MC is not so easy. There are some random changes in the future but you can see through author's lazy attempts.

If you really want read interesting story with similar setup (becoming character in novel which MC knows) just read "Omniscient reader's viewpoint". It's so much better novel than this where other characters actually play pretty big part of the story (especially "main hero"). This is just story from author of "SSSSS grade infinite Regressor";). <<less
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Szecho
Szecho rated it
September 4, 2018
Status: c102
3.5/5 - In my rating that means its really good but not quite masterful. With this story you can read it over and over again and not get tired of it (with me anyways, re-read this novel like 5 times in 1 week and that's just a low-ball guesstimate, I just re-read this story non-stop.).

Now let's start why I gave it a 3.5/5 - WARNING! This review has opinions that differ from you and focuses on the negatives rather than the positives, take that with a huge grain of salt.

Firstly... more>> the Main Character:

- The main character of this story is named Kim Hajin and he is the author of the novel he is stuck in and not only that he is stuck in the body of an extra he doesn't even remember writing about named Kim Chundong. 93 chapters in and 5 re-reads later, I still can't quite put my finger on what exactly Hajin's personality is, that's just how vague the MC is even to the reader. Then I realized, this character is a self-insert, a wish-fulfillment character, I went to this story thinking it was going to have an honest to God MC someone like Harold from Death Flag or Ainz from Overlord with varying degrees of assertiveness on their own situation in another world. (Though the author is giving Hajin some development, its just him missing his home and family and a laughably small amount on him having a huge chance of dying, like really? He cries about his mom and he shrugs of death like its nothing? And what I seriously expected in this novel - no existential crisis on how you know these are just novel characters? No eventual acceptance of said existential crisis? Though there was some about him not wanting to fight close quarters but the author was content with a sentence of explanation about it, it could've been so much more!! (Basically this whole review))

tl;dr - MC is a self-insert character with little developments and a vague personality, while that may be a plus for people its a minus for me.

Secondly the other MC's:

Shin Jonghak (basically Bakugo with underlings) and Yi Yeonghan (A sh*ttier version of Tenya Iida), despite being actual main characters of the novel author's world, they act like side characters and get screen-time like side characters. Its honestly disappointing to see the author just brush these characters off, the 1st year of their cadet school days is almost over and these two barely made a f**king move!
Kim Suho, this character leaves a lot to be desired. Though he isn't much of an offender as Jonghak and Yeonghan because he's the stereotypical superman character though he could've handled Suho with more grace being that he's the legit MC of this world.
Yoo Yeonhan, Rachel and Chae Nayun, the 3 characters that have actual development besides Hajin and that really isn't saying much. Yeonhan gets hammered again and again as this businesswoman, like f**k rl author I get it already just f**king stop with Yeonhan and actually develop her personality on why she's so delusional on Jonghak (the noble explanation isn't enough and you know it) or focus on the other main characters of Hajin's novel which is actually your novel and give them some personality besides 1 stereotype. Rachel on the other hand is handled well, we get some implications on her past and some foreshadowing on her accepting it, definitely one of the better characters in this story. Nayun, this character was really fun to follow at first but then it gets stale, her 1 personality trait I think is blocking her from making some really good character development. Or at least the author is focusing so much on making Nayun this comedic relief.

tl;dr - I actually want Jonghak and Yeonhan to be relevant and developed same with the other MC's and Hajin as well.

Thirdly the Story itself:

- I hate the way the author is presenting Hajin and how Hajin is handling his knowledge of this world (knowing its more dangerous than what he written it should be) and his overall lackadaisical attitude towards the danger and just goes "oh yeah that's going to happen soon, better prepare for it now lols" SERIOUSLY??? Everyone in their right mind who was transported in that world would begin to recall what the f**k happens in the story and write it in a journal and to prepare accordingly, especially knowing that the story is re-adjusting itself to be more dangerous. And the fact that the MC doesn't abuse his power enough irks me, everyone and their mother would abuse the sh*t out of that thing and honestly the system would stop him if he gets away with too much AND THATS FINE AUTHOR GOD DAMN, actually punish the MC and limit him. The author is too scared to limit Hajin and too scared to actually challenge Hajin. No limit on mc's power, which should make him OP but guess what the author just chooses not to do anything with it so he's not OP, its f**king dumb.

I expected a tug of war between Hajin the original author and the system which is correcting his story which would be a better story to read honestly.
Too much screen-time on Hajin. I understand he's the MC but remember too much is as bad as too little. The better chapters of this story is the characters reaction to Hajin and one of the flaws of this story is the characters so he can kill 2 birds with 1 stone, more chapters without Hajin and more chapters with the others and developing them.

tl;dr - Wasted potential but the author still handled the story really well but it shows that the concept of the story itself is carrying this story rather than the author actually writing it.

You can stop reading the review here, you can read the text below if you've already read this story or don't really give a sh*t. You can read the last piece of text though (basically me just reiterating despite the flaws I really love this story)

some tips for the author (Take this with a huge grain of salt, I don't really suck the d*ck of my favorite stories, I usually lampoon them and try to think on how the author could've done better but that doesn't mean I don't like them. These are just my opinions and ideas on how to make this already good story better) -
put limits on Hajin's power, seriously and stop leaving us in the dark with his power and stop ignoring how literally everyone in the comments has thought of a way to be so much powerful than what Hajin is already is at this point in the story. Knowing whats going to happen is the fun of this type of story, we didn't see this story's description and thought "oh yeah this is a story where I would not like to know what's going to happen" I understand leaving some information in the dark here and there to trick us.
The system is a ghost now, make it more of a danger to Hajin. More tug of war between Hajin and the system.
Make Hajin an actual character rather than a self-insert.
Way too much sh*t happened on the first half of year 1, that Djinn sh*t is going to be stale fast and imo it already is. Should've made year 1 the year of grinding for SP with Hajin, him trying to figure out what his fighting style is, how to abuse the system, getting information in the world to see if anythings different from his story and trying to get close with the other MC's instead of acting like these characters are already developed and not do anything with them. Of course competitions and challenges should also be the highlights of year 1.

(Year 2 is unknown territory this is just my opinion on how the story should flow, I'm not saying I'm a better writer, this is just my ideas, yeah?) Year 2 should be the year of Djinn attacks and this is where the relationships that Hajin built in year 1 should bloom and sprout. And Djinns should be more brutal, visceral and downright evil, because as the author says Djinn's are fukin evil, yet I don't really feel that way about them, a competition here and there to show some improvement on Hajin's fighting style, gifts, arts and traits, to show some development on the other MC's.

Stop using this sentence structure - Hajin seemingly and fanatically does this. Rachel surprisingly does that. STOP WITH THE -LY sh*t. More eloquence and descriptiveness goes a long way on improving the story.

read overlord and death flag, I'm sure you'll get an inspiration out of that.
Overlord handles POV shifting really well and the author of this story should learn from that
Death Flag handles the characters around the MC and the MC himself really well and the author should learn a thing or two from that.

I still love this story to death. I've never re-read something more than this novel so that really says something.
I just want this story to be better that's why I'm critiquing this story as harsh as I am, I want the author to read this and not be disheartened, I actually really want to read more but I want it to be better, its apparent that its stagnant on quality which I'm not sure is a plus or not. <<less
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pomoli
pomoli rated it
August 12, 2018
Status: c82
Awesome.

Pro

  • MC is interesting, good natured and kinda dense, while trying to scheme around knowing what's going on, resulting in people thinking he's way more amazing than he really is. The idea to make him a side character makes the whole thing actually attractive.
  • Secondary characters are all developed, as you follow what they think and understand their reasoning. I think that's really the best part of this novel.
  • The world is interesting, even if the focus on Korea being the greatest powerful country is kinda too much IMO. A balanced setting would have made things more enjoyable.
  • The secondary romances are cute, with the MC not seeing people being attracted to him.
Con

  • MC becomes the focus of various powerhouses a little too fast IMO.
  • The Dungeon system needs a little development, for now it's too vague.
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SasugaTranslation
SasugaTranslation rated it
August 8, 2018
Status: c66
Great pacing and characters aren't carbon copies of each other. The protagonist is a little bit generic, but in a good way, since he is really just an average guy transported into another world. He does display the forgiveness and sympathy that would make one think he's a beta MC, but this is justified since he's the writer of the story and cares for his characters. All-in-all, best KR WN I've ever read.
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Tycheri
Tycheri rated it
July 22, 2018
Status: c26
It's not good. The MC is ridiculously overpowered on the onset. His knowledge of the world as its co-creator, his insane luck stat, and his ability to literally create or augment anything to fit his desired goal as long as he has enough points for it, which he obtains from being out of the ordinary or causing a scene. He's basically a god. And what's worse is that the writer wastes so much time giving him more op abilities because of his luck stat or because the story continues, basically... more>> for no reason at all.

Some people might argue that since he's only the co-creator that the MC still might meet something unexpected/challenging. Hasn't happened yet and I doubt it ever will with all of his cheat abilities.

There are two types of characters, those who hate the MC and those who love the MC. The reason people love the MC is because of his cheat abilities and the reason people hate the MC is because they are idiots within the context of the story or because of a misunderstanding.

Spoiler

He wants a weapon? Uses his knowledge of the world as the co-creator. He wants a character to like him? He uses his knowledge of the world as the co-creator to know what that character secretly likes. He wants to relieve fatigue? Augments a drink to literally do that. He wants to one shot kill a stronger than anyone else monster? Creates a bullet that does it. He wants his other stats to increase faster as well as get new abilities? His luck stat. Boooring.

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Why do so many people like this?! It's not good! It's just another op guy gets whatever he wants. If it were purely a comedy then I might give this a four, but it wastes so much time pretending that the MC absolutely needs to get stronger to face the imminent threats. Or pretending that the characters have any level of depth. <<less
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NirvanaStarfire
NirvanaStarfire rated it
July 11, 2018
Status: c77
I'm gonna keep this short since their are plenty other reviews for this novel. This is a great novel with an interesting and uncommon plot. While the typical transmigration novel can get kinda annoying, this one has managed to keep my interest as I find myself constantly waiting for the next release. Editing and release are exceptional and I hope this novel doesn't slow down any time soon!

Edit: C77 The novel got even better!
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